Royal Blind Press Releases

Our press office handles all media enquiries for Royal Blind and our sister charity Scottish War Blinded.

The team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely, efficient and reactive media service. 


Davina Shiell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
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Comedienne Jo Caulfield Announced as Host for Scotland's Favourite Burns Night for Ladies

Comedienne Jo Caulfield Announced as Host for Scotland's Favourite Burns Night for Ladies

Press Release | 27/08/2013

Royal Blind is delighted to announce comedienne and writer Jo Caulfield, star of Radio and TV shows including ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’, as the host of its extremely popular Burns Night for ladies ‘Rabbie’s Girls’. 

This unique event, one of the highlights of Edinburgh’s social calendar, is returning for its fourth year and taking place at the Balmoral Hotel on Friday 31st January 2014.


Pipe Band Double Act Drums-Up Donations

Pipe Band Double Act Drums-Up Donations

Press Release | 26/08/2013

Edinburgh’s Rose Street turned into a musical mayhem last week, as two renowned pipe bands teamed up to march through the infamous pub hub for Royal Blind.

Adding to the renowned Fringe atmosphere, Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band joined forces with The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band, which is Canada’s oldest Civilian Pipe Band, to raise funds for our services.

Fringe-goers could hear the recognisable roar of the bagpipes and drums from the 50-strong band, whilst they enjoyed a pint in Rose Street, known for its array of bars.


Royal Blind School Hosts European Education Project

Comenius Official Logo

Press Release | 05/06/2013

Education specialists in visual impairment from across Europe arrive in Edinburgh today to continue developing a project on mobility and independence for young visually impaired learners.


Re-Development of Royal Blind School Begins

The outside of the Canaan Lane Campus

Press Release | 15/05/2013

One of Scotland’s oldest specialist schools begins a year-long re-development project this month to merge its two campuses into one.